Pre-Prohibition Style Lager - Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev +21.6%
On the tour at Lucky Bucket Brewing, a free pint came along with the tour. I'd had a bottle of the lager before with positive results, so tried a draft for comparison.
Tightly bubbled, thick, creamy head that lingers nicely as the effervescence builds the head from the bottom of the orange-amber lager. Bit dark for the stereotype of a lager, but, if I remember correctly, this is a pre-prohibition lager and fits a different style than the typical American macro-lager.
Clean malty nose with light spice, and, with a deep breathe, a hint of apple underneath. Smooth and full bodied, the spice, caramel and sweetness jump out on the tongue and linger--not typical lager characteristics, but a reason why I like this one. Refreshing on a hot day--a perfect reason to drink a lager.
08-31-2012 01:58:29 | More by FightingEntropy
3.95/5 rDev +20.1%
Appearance: light amber in color with a one inch head that slowly falls to a spotty surface covering.
Smell: light bread aroma with a hint of floral hops are the main aromatic components.
Taste: mild bready malt profile with some grass, apple sweetness, a hint of citrus, and a soft floral bitterness are most notable.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout. Short lasting aftertaste.
Overall: this is a nicely flavorful lager that is a serious session beer. This represents the style well.
12-31-2012 19:20:56 | More by Gavage
3.9/5 rDev +18.5%
This beer pours a cloudy golden color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes within seconds into almost no lacing. The aroma is of light caramel with hints of floral hops. For the style the aroma is rather strong. The taste is similar to the aroma, but fuller. It finishes clean with a mild pale malt taste that lingers for a few seconds then goes away. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, and a smooth texture. Overall, this is a nice easy drinking beer. I could drink this again without complaints, but there are better beers in this style that I would choose first.
06-17-2011 20:13:43 | More by KarlHungus
3.88/5 rDev +17.9%
12 oz into a pint
A - Pours a very clear, light brown color. Little bubbling, appears lightly carbonated. Head formation is light, just a film of light white.
S - A light scent of grainy notes, lightly malty. Some caramel and toffee is present, lightly toasted.
T - Light malty note, 2-row light sweetness with some grainy caramel notes. Little hopping - little bitterness. Finishes with some caramel malt notes.
M - Lightly carbonated, little sting on the tongue. Finishes very clean, smooth. Clinging sweetness on the tongue.
D - Easy drinking. ABV is well within sessionability. Lightly filling at times. Malting is pretty assertive, leaving a sweet finish.
05-29-2010 03:48:27 | More by katan
3.83/5 rDev +16.4%
Poured into a Nebraska Cornhuskers pint glass. Pours a nice reddish/amber color with minimal head. Takes on all of the characteristics of a good lager. Mouthfeel is just right for this style. Hint of caramel in the taste with a malty finish. A quality lager indeed. This beer has become a staple around Omaha bars/restaurants, as well as popular events such as the College World Series. A good brew to enjoy year round.
01-04-2014 16:40:30 | More by CraftyHusker
3.8/5 rDev +15.5%
Clean and Yummy with hints of beer!
Pours a light orange amber...
Smells wonderful with a hint of walnuts...
The taste is almost there. It's just needs something. I was thinking this reminded me or Anchor Steam at first. Nope finishes way too clean. This is almost like a Buweiser or a Schlitz made with better ingredients. It just needs maybe one more IBU?
The mouthfeel sure reminds me of American macros. The creaminess but wait! Actual touch of hops in this one. I just got a taste of wet dog fur and almost coughed it up. Horse blanket?
I'm on number 2 and I really see myself finishing off the whole sixxer as it is my night off and I'm looking for something in this beer and I think this beer might be offering something else. I was expecting Anchor Steam but I keep going back to Bud.
Hmmm...I may need to try this again in a few months and review again possibly scrapping this one. The Hawaiian Luau pizza I had tonite should be going better with this than it is...
For some reason I really like this beer and my number scores I noted earlier before sitting down to type. A bit confused with the hop profile and body of this beer. I'm gonna let this review stand and come back to it later. Only fair...
02-10-2011 03:07:20 | More by CamuMahubah
3.8/5 rDev +15.5%
A- Thin head, no lacing. Amber body.
S- Malty and sweety with some biscuity notes.
T- Starts malty and semi sweet and transitions into a dry floral finish.
M- Could use a little more carbonation here. Overall, a bigger body, especially give the 4.5 % ABV.
O- Drinkable but not memorable.
02-09-2012 05:46:05 | More by Greggy
3.73/5 rDev +13.4%
A - light copper color, very clear, small head retained in a light lacing
S - malty sweet, no perceptible hop
T - malt at first with a modest earthy hop flavor on the finish, which is fairly dry considering the aroma and initial malt taste
M - medium body, moderately high carbonation
D - This is a decent session beer and a nice gateway to craft brews. There are no off flavors, but there's not much to this beer. I would recommend this to a friend that isn't into craft beer, but not to a veteran.
05-07-2010 00:56:16 | More by scoobybrew
3.7/5 rDev +12.5%
Lucky Bucket Brewing Company Craft Brewery Lager, Est. 2006, Original taste, Pre-prohibition style., Brewed and bottled by Lucky Bucket Brewing Company, La Vista, Nebraska. 4.5% ABV.
"A lot of things go into making a great beer, This pre-prohibition style lager, for example, communes 100% malted barley with just the right amount of hops, making it smoother and more flavorful than today's typical lagers. But the most important ingredient isn't on the label. It's our passion for quality that goes into every Lucky Bucket brew. So take another drink and savor what real beer is all about."
Let's do it.
Clear and yellow look, slim whitish head. Not much else.
Aroma: cereal grain, typical lager-y smell, very malty, pleasant and all that.
Taste: a little sweet, a trifle corny, but not bad. Just enough sweetness, but not enough hops. A tasty lager, though, and very consumable. A little dry, then a touch sweet, …a kiss of the hops, a tiny touch of bitter. Not even tiny, but plenty more than you'd get from a non-craft lager.
Great balance, excellent pad de deau between the factors. Ultimately satisfactory. I can drink this, that's for sure. As a non-lager-lover, I'm not ultimately going to turn to this often, but it's fine for what it is.
06-27-2011 00:43:13 | More by feloniousmonk
3.68/5 rDev +11.9%
Appearance: translucent, goldish brown, no head (tap)
Smell: hops and some malt. Pretty straightforward.
Taste:heavier than a traditional American lager, but still easy drinking. A little grainy, a little hoppy, a nice of balance of not too intense flavors
Mouthfeel: light, smooth
Drinkability:See mouthfeel & taste. A great, straightforward brew for drinking on a summer day.
04-03-2011 16:51:40 | More by lawlerj
3.68/5 rDev +11.9%
Thanks to Fugazme for some fine local Nebraskan brews.
Cystal clear pale golden colored. Large fluffy white head quickly recedes to a thin white film on top of the beer.
Lot's of pale malt in the aroma. Fresh baked biscuits. Faint hint of a spicy hop and fruitiness.
Flavorful for the style. Lot's of pale malt. Biscut flavored. Fruit--green apple. Hint of Juicy Fruit gum.
Light bodied and crisp in the mouthfeel. Very clean finish. Mouthfeel is made for sessioning.
Very drinkable. One to keep stocked in your fridge in the summer. Would be a good beer to have in cans.
11-06-2009 03:48:52 | More by wcudwight
3.68/5 rDev +11.9%
I was gonna start this review out by saying naw, naw no way, this ain't no APL, it's obvious an adjunct. But the bottle says it's 100% malt, so I dunno.
See, it smells and tastes a lot like corn. Very pleasantly, but still adjuncty. The malt is pale and simplistic. The hops are a little earthy, a little citrusy. And then this corniness just hangs over everything, inexplicable. It's a tangy grain taste. I usually associate it with corn. Kind of like lemongrass, but usually that means corn.
So, hmph. Guess I'll just go with my gut here:
This tastes nice. It's crisp and simple, but it's not quite like anything I've ever had before. It's sweet but not agressively so. Not particularly well balanced, but that's par for the style.
01-23-2012 05:24:35 | More by mynie
3.65/5 rDev +10.9%
Hooray for local beers! Lucky Bucket hails from Omaha. It's the newest craft brewer in the state.
Lucky Bucket Pre-Prohibition pours like a typical lager, a light gold with a hint more orange than the average domestic. The head is white and short-lived.
On the nose I get biscuits, coriander, and, I'm not going to lie, the smell of dirty diapers about 30 feet away. Also some sweet tarts.
This beer hits me a bit like a wheat beer. I get a touch of oranges and an amazing amount of crispness, bordering on acidity, that is very refreshing and appealing. Again, the biscuity malt is present.
Lucky Bucket is a very drinkable beer. Goes down easy and is very refreshing. Probably something I'd prefer in the summer, but I'm impressed in December, too.
12-02-2009 21:20:39 | More by NStLincoln
3.63/5 rDev +10.3%
Really pretty beer, clear amber-orange in color with a slight chill haze and a decent amount of bubbles steaming from the bottom to feed the thin white cap of a head. Nice malt base to the nose, toasty caramel and biscuit tones with a sweeter floral hop aroma mingling in. Touch of citrus for a nice balanced nose that is surprisingly aromatic.
The taste is very much like the nose with a toasty biscuit and caramel malt base that goes well with the smooth lager mouthfeel. Light to medium body that makes this very easy to drink. Lightly fruity, not citrusy so much as apricotesque I suppose. There is a slight touch of bitterness in the back that balances out the fruitiness, the hops being floral with just the slightest touch of pine.
Overall, just an easy drinking lager that tastes pretty good and smells even better. For what it is, this beer does just fine as an easy to drink refresher.
07-03-2012 06:32:45 | More by chodinheaven
3.63/5 rDev +10.3%
Upon opening, little smoke comes out. It pours with a thin head that does not retain and laces. The body is an amber brownish gold color. Bubbles rise to the top. It looks like a nice beer, but the stream of bubbles is not uniform nor is it a lot of bubbles which shows a good amount of carbonation but maybe there should be more.
It smells of grain, corn, hops, and some other fruity tones. The grain and hops are most prominent.
It has a nice bitter taste combination of hops and grain. The other things dont come in too much. I taste water also.
The mouthfeel is of a lot of carbonation which is good but I'd like there to be less.
Overall, its a good beer that I drink every once in awhile. I don't drink it a lot because I want a different taste in a beer. I like LB's IPA better.
12-26-2011 02:35:37 | More by phenomenologian
Pre-Prohibition Style Lager from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.